Malawi Cashgate: Senzani to be set free from prison for showing ‘good bevahiour’

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Former Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Treza Namathanga Senzani who was supposed to compelete her three year jail term next year is set to be let free for showing a ‘good character’ at Maula Prison, Malawi24 has learnt.

Senzani was in 2014 sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment on offences of money laundering and theft respectively.

Treza Namathanga Senzani

Treza Namathanga Senzani awaits ‘freedom’.

She had  pleaded guilty to stealing around $150,000 (63 million kwacha) from state coffers, part of a broader swindle worth at least $30 million and was convicted on her own guilty plea.

But latest reports we are following indicate that the Malawi Prion Service has placed her as one of the inmate who will be released for being exemplary behind the bars.

According to Commissioner for prisons responsible for operations Masauko Wisikoti, there were no any reports of bad behaviours from Senzani.

”She was well behaved in jail. Officer in charge of Maula Prison said she had showed exemplary behaviour while in prison, we did not receive any complaints from the OC of Maula prison concerning her” Wisikoti is quoted as saying by local media.

Her jail term was meant to end October 6, 2017.

She became the first convict sentenced out of the more than 50 people arrested in connection with the fracas.

Senzani was apprehended in 2013 having issued two Cheques to her own company, which according to police never had the provision of goods or services to the government.

Other convicts, former Assistant Accountant in the government Victor Sithole later joined her on the list. Sithole was jailed for nine years having being found guilty of of being found in possession of unexplained cash suspected to have been stolen amounting to K112 million , $31 800 (about K13.6 million) and R122 400 (about K4.5 million) in hard cash which was found at his house in Area 47 in September 2013.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Deputy Director of Youth Wyson Zinyemba Soko was then sent to prison for seven years. Soko was found in possession of MK40.9 million ($90 000), attained in corrupt ways.

The scandal saw donors withdrawing their support to Malawi amid similar revelations – this time led by civil servants where billions of kwachas went uncounted for in a scandal better known as Cashgate.

 

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  1. Kodi Mkayid Mumafuna Kuti Akagwire Ukaidi Kapena Akaonese Khalidwe Labwino?Nanga Khalidwe Labwinolo Wamuchitira Ndani?Khalidwelo Amatani?Being The Woman Exactly The G/nuts Has Been Eaten.No Wonder.

  2. atuluke akadye ndalama zizayamba kudibwa ndi chiswe pamene anakumbilapo,,,Ragerover ijaso imaonogeka ma tyre ,,,,,inangoyima kamba koti ayini ake anali kaye ku holiday yakuba mbuzi za anthu ife tizigwila nchito mkumadulidwa misokho inu mkumaba

  3. Umeneo nde utsiru. Mwaikwela kwela sisters basi mukuti ituluke coz zanu zayenda,koma ifetikudandaula kuti anatiika mmavuto, zautsiru.

  4. Zomvetsa chisoni komaso zonsamveka ku mtundu wa a Malawi,how many prisoners have shown good behaviour koma anamba nkhuku. Boma ili utsogoleri ndiye palibepo apa wonse ndi mbamva.

  5. A Malawi wake up the bitch eat money from the government she needs to rot in prison not bringing her out just becoz she says she is a born again

  6. This is very unfair!!!!someone only store a chicken,,,he is there saving his five years,,but why my mother Malawi?prison for the poor indeed!!!!!

  7. Ndikanakhala Ine Oba Khuku Simukanapanga Zimenezo Even Ndikati Ndizikusambitsani, Kukuchapilani Ma Npati, Kukakugulilani Ma Units, Taaa Olo Kundiyamikila. Nzoonadi Dziko Linayanja Achuma Ili.

  8. Is this true somebody somewhere stole sugarcane and a chicken but is still at chikwatula or machaya selective justice the poor will never see light

  9. Anthu oipa inu, olemera nde amakhala ndi good conduct, osauka nde ai?boma lankhanza ndilopondereza mphawi, nchifukwa Malawi sakutukuka, Wait ng’ombe yowoonda ikazalema, kuthodwa kwenikweni izayang’ana ku ngolo, kuzakhala kugwa kwako ngati Babylon

  10. That is corruption don’t lie to people of malawi if it’s like that release more prisoners who are behaving well it want be only one person

  11. Stupid! Wakuba mkamtuluse coz wawonesa good behaviour.sorry my malawians mavuto azigogowa akalipo kutizunguza mitu! Analekeranji kukhara ndi good behaviour posaba chuma cha boma? Anthu ena analuza moyo chifukwa chosowa makhwala mzipatara , iwo ataba ndalama kukadwera thubwana ku chezetemba, mfiti zachabechabe anthu wozikonda, please god help us, this government of misilili lisilo we tired of it.

  12. Illuminat ppo ruling our nation,ena anamwalira because of the money she store was supposed to be used in buying medicine and fuel for the ambulances,,,and now mukuti atuluke?hell is waiting 4 you old folks

  13. Ndiye apa mukuti: Ndende yonse ya Maula yemwe wawonetsa khalidwe labwino ndi Mayi Wakuba yekhayu..? Ena onse omwe alikumeneko akuwonetsabe khalidwe la lakuba ndi umbanda..?

    Hahahahaha Malawi wa lero ndiye ameneyo,,, Mayi ameneyo andiuzeko kuti anawonetsa khalidwe lotani kuti ndiuzeko enanso mwina nawonso nkutuluka.

  14. kukhala okuba nkhuku 10 years in prisonment with hard Labour,or akhale wakhalidwe satuluka,ngati munthu walakwila lamulo akuyenela akhale komko basi

  15. atleast half of the people who go to prison show good behaviour or conduct after being in prison for a while. How she is the only one? Ngati mumafuna kuti tchinga kumaso akanatulutsa angapo.

  16. Jail is for the poor!!Imagine somebody who store a chicken, he has served more year than this selfish woman who plundered public money without thinking of the poor.Thats very stupid!

  17. Ndalama Zachibanja Izo Kungoti Pogawana Sanapange Mofanana Komanso Mogwirizana Mpake Wina Anamulawitsako Ndende Pang’ono Kutiwonongeranso Kamsonkho Kochepa Kaleko!
    Hop Aliyense Waona That Middle Name: “namathanga”,and Mwadziwa Mtundu Wake.Mpake Ndati Ndiza Akubanja.Akambirana Zatha Basi
    Mulungu Ife Ana Anu Tiribe Kothawira, Tikupempha Muwakanthe Ankhwidzi Wa!!

  18. And what behavior is that? Ur all cuckoos, morons!!!!!!!!!! So in other words u want to tell as she is on her way to start enjoying all the money anaba zija freely?
    Am running out of words for some of Malawian officials. This is bad to Malawian future. Meaning all these prisoners finishing ther charges do not show what so ever u call good behavior? Foolish

  19. I agree with kenneth maulidi all old pple starting with the president who got the country by stealing Gondwe minister of finance and other old ministers the next coming general election as they got into the government through mp voting, should not be voted for.we want new blood.

  20. Pathetic! Soon Malawi will be a failed state. Best thing to do is leave, abandon ship before you go down with it. It doesnt matter who we put in power it will just be the same chapter over and over and over again.

  21. Is she the only prisoner who showed good behavior?…next time it will be lutepo…then raphael…then…other cashgaters…the way to go is to freeze their accounts..confisticate their mansions..cars ..other properties..

  22. Go and eat ur money in peace madam namathanga,,,,,however remember those who wanted to use the very same money u cashgated whether for medicine or food,,and now they say u hv changed,,,,will those people as well change??if they r dead will they come back and rejoice ur new behaviour??the world is for the riches,,,,our poor mouth is sealed,,,let thy madam go and leave happily and innocently forever and ever.

  23. Wina kuba nkhuku akut 20years,wina kuba 1620million kwacha ya amalawi osauka akumangidwa 6years kma mkudza saver 9months akumutulusa akut ali ndi good behaviour is that on? Anthu amenewa akatuluka ofunika aziphedwa sure

  24. I once board kabaza(njinga transport)and he crossed on traffic red lights not knowing that the traffic police are seing him.he was stopped and anamulanda njinga ndikuphwetsa matyala.we were delayed for about half an hr…you know what this man said ….lamulo limatsata mphawi…pamenepa akanakhala agalimoto sakanaphwetseredwa.ma tyre…so in short osauka ndiamene akuvutika and no wonder thus why mai ameneyu atulutsidwe.

  25. Tili ndinjala I’ve ndalama anaba ameneyu ndiye mwamutulusaso khalidwe lake lotani wapha myandamyanda ya anthu ndinjala ameneyu abwelele basi sitilola zimenezo

  26. dats bullshit anthu osewa ali ku ndende ndi milandu yaing’oni samawatulutsa even thou amapanga behave bhobho… damn diss corrupt & dead system..

  27. Amene wamutulutsa mayi oyipa ngati ameneyi walakwitsa, kundende kuli anthu ambiri omwe ndiosalakwa koma iyi mbava yayikazi yochita kuonekeratu, zisamakomere anthu achuma okhaokha kodi ndiye kuti osauka alibe ufulu?

  28. amene ali ndi bale wake mundende za dziko lino ayenera kukamuuza bale wakeyo kuti ukaonesa nkhalidwe labwino utuluka apa mwaulula mayeso kufika December mundende simukhala munthu

  29. Kkkkkkk kundendenso kuli mayeso anthu akhalidwe,,zikanamatero bwenzi nzikoma ena anamangidwa osalakwa aja sipano atatuluka km mmmmmmmmmm za ma Rich people iziiiiiii azaweruza mwina wake Mulungu

  30. I wish God to burn these carcuses with sulufule(sulphur) for still frm the poor n pondering heavy punishment to tha po’ niggaz,,,,, full ov shit,,,bunch ov dirty rats my grandparents fought for freedom ov that country not to be troubled coz of these young ass motherfuckaz n bitchez ,,, stealing is their job while all niggaz voted em. Are the same ppo who put em on these positions bt killn,stealn, their who soul #MyPresidentWasAkimKamnkhwalaMtunthamaNgwaziDrHastingsKamuzu Banda

  31. gd behaviour? Stealing o that money and serve less than 3yrs? Can they do the same to me if i steal & behave? 3yrs 4 stealing $150,000.I dont understand. It sounds like a joke to me.If that was the case then there were supposed to be no one in jail to this day.God knows

  32. malawi will never prosper until the youth are given chance to run the goverment!!!!! m`mipando mose muli nkhalamba zokhazokha with low thinking capacity## mtsa!!!!!!!!!

  33. Walemba nkhani iwe ndiwe mbuzi, nonse mwa commenta zopusa mbuzi, you dont know what prison act says about custodial imprisonment, a remission or (deduction of one third) of a sentence given to any prisoner as chikole kuti awonetse khalidwe labwino ali mundende failing to show good conduct the remission taken away. So what made cashgate prisoners so special not to undergo same formula/criteria

  34. Walemba nkhani iwe ndiwe mbuzi, nonse mwa commenta zopusa mbuzi, you dont know what prison act says about custodial imprisonment, a remission or (deduction of one third) of a sentence given to any prisoner as chikole kuti awonetse khalidwe labwino ali mundende failing to show good conduct the remission taken away

  35. What does it take for someone to behave well. …..there are some old poor people in prisons they ddnt even committed the crimes but just because they failed to talk and defend themselve in court and they couldn’t manage to hire a lawyer..they are there suffering and they are also behaving well more than the said lady….but I know for sure they are not on the pardoning list….THIS IS UNFAIR. ..THIS LADY HAS NOT EVEN SERVED HALF OF HER YEARS ….yet she is about to walk free…PENA PAKETU UHMMMMM

  36. Mukamat This Lady Has Shown Good Behaviour In Prison Nde Mumaona Ngat Azbako Chani? Oh My God Think 4 Hw Many Poor Are Strugling To Fnd Money Ndkumawabera Popeleka Misonkho! May The Shine 4rm Heven Shne Upon Ur Hrts Kt Mumudzwe Mulungu

  37. SERIOUSLY GUYS AAA JST LET HER GO AS CMPLE AS DAT NAH.NKHALAMBANU MU2LE PASI KAPENA KUT PANGANI RETIRE THEA R MANY GRADUATES OUT THEA WHO CAN TAKE UR POSITIONS MOTI MUTICYIRE MAUDINDO OTEROWO MWAKULA MUKAPUME MAYB MANY YOUTH WIL HAV JOB OPOTUNITIES AISH

  38. God should punish those people who has that idea of realising this thief,if you say akuonetsa khalidwe labwino,alipomso angamaonetse khalidwe lonyasa ali mkati mwandende? Stupid people,ndiye mumammangiranji? Bwanji musakamusiya ngati mmene mwawasiyira enawa?

  39. Don’t you know that thiefs who steals millions doesn’t stays longer in prison they release them early so that they must spend those millions other wise those steal chickens they deserve to rot in jail

  40. IChi Ndiye Chiyengo Osati Nkharidwe Wakuru Iwe Basi Wapanga Purani Yoti Seka Maso Amarawi Kuti Arindi Nkharidwe Mayi Yo Kodi Matiwona Ngati wopusa Kwambiri Woba Ma miriyon Kusiya Kapena Ndikazi Wako Eti Ewe Garu Bwanji Wakuru Wa Prison,

  41. That is why Jesus was born …And iwant to taling you that. because of this selfish you will never see kigdom of God !! why alwas poor people ndanene akukhala kundende zakazaka????…. God is watching!!!!!!!!

  42. What about those that stole chickens in a village and pleaded guilty but were imprisoned. Money or no money justice is justice. If this one is set free then also set free all prosoners who are showing good behaviours in our prisons across the country. She cant be the only one behaving well others are better than her even their cases are lighter than hers. Malawi eesh ndalama zayankhula apa musatinyenge.

  43. Is she the only one showing a change of behaviour in prison? Check how many in prison have developed very good character? Then set them all free. Very difficult to trust our leaders.

  44. Once released she will be in government again since she has shown to be agood citizen kkkkk what a fuck ? I don’t believe this stupidity of this president of this country. Mob Justice is on and good for these suckers

  45. it might be that senzani has been doing sexual intercouse wth police in-charge there thus why they are in plan to sent her free but this plan should be returned bcz malawians are struggling to get vital resources like medication due to cashgate

  46. indeed she had to fred she shows good out side thst woman she is not a siner enafe tilikunjafe tili ndi machimo ambiri kuposa iyeyo mulungu wake ndi othekela mulungu amakweza azichepetsa lets help her in preyers that she will not do it again

  47. Only God knows our future akanakhala okuba nkhuku mchikwere ndie kt 13 years in jail kma oba mabillion wa 3 yrs yeniyeniyi kuiwona kuchuluka mkumafuna atawapasa 5month basi mcholinga choti zindalama adazo akagawane kuseli ndi apolice nd majudge omwe athyolele matumba mwawo kunena mkumati ndiwakhalidwe mkuwon watuluka

  48. Mulili ndi chiyambi cha chiwelunza :”Inu mukuweluzidwa chifukwa cha zolakwa za inu eni Mukaziwa muzakhululukidwa .koma Inu mukulakwira mzimu ndikulephera kuzindikira kuti mwalakwira mzimu Eeeee! Olo muli ndi mtendere kuthupi Koma muli kundende Yoopya kwambiri

  49. Akuda ndalama zaziko 3yrs.agulisa chamba 7yrs .akuba chimanga munda 15yrs kkkkkkkkkkkl kunamizilidwa ufiti 10yrs kkkkkkk malawi ziko la mkaka ndi uchimo

  50. Kodj zimenezi zili pa Sec yanji mumalamuro azikolino?kodi ngati ndiramulo ndiye kuti Mumasata khalidweranji kwamunthuyo?zimenezi muzipangira Anthu akuba Nkhuku ,cashgate siitha .

  51. Was the stolen money reimbursed/collected back from her??? If not, then the conviction and the pardon are a mockery to us taxpayers.

  52. Ndiye kuti ku maula konse wakhalidwe la bwino ndi uyuyu??There are alot of people who are innocent but are rotting in prison,why releasing this woman?is it to mean that all the presoners there are stuborne?This is a proof that the same money she stole has released her from jail.

    • Wopusa ndi yemwe walemba nkhaniyi chifukwa walemba kuti imveke momwe iyeyo akufunira despite the truth that deduction of one third of the sentence is given to any prisoner sentencd by court, except life imprisonment and death sentenced prisoners, the deduct of one third is done during admission so if during your stay at prison u showd gud conduct u released on the date with remission e.g senzani sentenced 3yrs IHL but with one third deduction, she served 2yrs IHL.

  53. tidatopa ndkudandaula ife palibe chimachitika. tizingoseka nao ndikusauka kwathuku. PITILIZANI KUTIBERA MAYI NDI AZINZANU ONSE KU MA-OFFICE-KO!

  54. Zopusa basi,khalidwe labwino ndiye liti? Kuba ndalamako? Inu mumaganiza kuti azipanga Chiyani ku prisonko? Wangokupatsani mwendo basi kenako kumutulutsa osatinamiza za khalidwe labwino zaziiiii

  55. This clearly shows that just imprisoning people who store tax payers money is not enough…i would sugget such money should be refunded we dont care how…even if it means taking their only house they have theycan go and stay with their relatives…..In this case the government or the Malawians havent benefited at all instead we have even lost more by feeding such kind of people in prison…we know the budget is coming from our pockets again to feed such thieves. Malawi walero…i feel sorry for my country…seeing other countries doing so good while we just going down the lane..

  56. apa palibe chifukwa chomaonongela nda kupatsa ma loya kuti azikakamba nkhani za cashgate . Sindikufuna munthu wina awononge mafuta ongula ndimisonkho yamalawi kumakanga munthu ati wakhudzidwa ndi cashgate thats wastage of money .Your busy each every day making noise on your raly while on the ground you are doing stupite things.I now there is something you agreade on the storen tax by this lady

  57. Thats malawi i know jail is for poor people what do you expect someone in prison behave like?we the youth of today we have to do something guys we went to school dont you think that we can take over thi corrupt government?we are tired to hear this nonses and to be ruled by old people as for me am ready just need other youth who can help this poor malawi emagine since when we will hear ofGondwe finance minister this old man needs to retire lets try new blood including president

  58. Very sad news,mukuti good behaviour coz anaba ndalama za athu osauka omwe amapeleka misokho chikhalilecho akuvutika ndi njala,azaweluze ndi yehova

  59. this is not justice are u telling me that allp this people who are in prison like lutepo they
    dont have good behaviour and isee that this world only favours the rich people , like case are supposed to be treated alike .so talking of senzani she was supposed to finish her jell cell term next year not this year .

  60. No wonder 32% ya a police adziko muno ali ndi HIV khalidwe lake labwino mayiyu wapanga ndichan? osangonena kut ampelekera bwino ku thako bwanji?
    Azaweruze ndi namalenga pazamisokho ya osauka munabayi

  61. I regard this as a story and a non fiction one. How can one believe? after all the money gvt spent on her case to be released just likke that? how can be that stupid? kubomako musatipangise kukhulupilira zoti mumadya nawo. komatu tsiku lina ….

  62. this shows that theirs no need to make noise about cashgate coz mkawamanga mumawasunga kundende kwa miye yochepa ndikuwamasula eeee nzowonadi kuti kundende ndikwa anthu osauka

  63. mmm kuba njinga mukupasa 5 yrs komakagwila ukayidi .awa achisiluwa ndalma zambili lero atuluka mwawanyenga nyenga kumeneko pano mukunama kut amaonesa khalidwe labwino .osangoti samakana kupesula powanyenga .akukapitiliza kudya ndalma zathu .bas zisilu za anthu

  64. Kodi mchiyani amalawi? Kundende kuli anthu ambili ena akudwala mwakayakaya. Mukukanika kuwatulusa kuti akafele kwawo pano mukutulusa mbavayi. Inu office in chager mumagonana kapena ,panyapanu mwava

  65. malawi wamoto ine nilibe problem koma azibare anga alikumeneko ndikuwamvera chisoni ndizopusa zomwe zikuchitikazo.

  66. Padziko sikwathu!!

    Ena amalandu ing’onoing’ono akungokhalira kudwala mndendemu koma mmalo mowamasura kuti apite kwao nde mmangowasiya nkufa nkuwaika mulu mdzenje limodzi momvetsa chisoni ngati agaru!!
    Lero awa mwawataya apitilize kukadya chithumba!!